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Here's how late-night TV reacted to Jeff Sessions' testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the arguably the most vulnerable member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. But he said Tuesday he anticipated the conflict of interest and effectively recused himself on his first day on the job, and was never briefed on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump gives Pentagon authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan

Tillerson said , given the complexity of the threats - from Chinese muscle flexing in East Asia, to the ongoing Islamic State terror threat and Iranian provocations in the Middle East - facing the U.S. "America's long war has placed a heavy burden on men and women in uniform and their families". "We can not keep piling missions on our service members without ensuring they have all they need to succeed", Thornberry said. Read More »

#LondonTowerBlock: Unknown number of fatalities

He said "my heart goes out to everyone affected" and confirmed the news that there have been fatalities and "more than fifty people have been taken to hospitals". Police say the number is expected to rise. By mid-morning, the building looked to be just smoking ruins but the fire has again taken hold, and cladding is falling to the ground. Read More »

Pakistani Naval Chief Meets President Sirisena

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While thanking the Government of Pakistan for its unwavering support in their fight against terrorism, both the President and the Prime Minister were of the view that Pakistan had played a decisive role in helping to consolidate the integrity of Sri Lanka. Read More »

Theresa May to form minority government after poll setback

The clock on the two-year negotiations did not stop because May called snap elections; the official negotiation start date was not pushed back because she decided she wanted a stronger mandate. Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will be able to govern effectively or whether she may eventually resign . Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London apartment high-rise

However, the cause of the blaze is not yet known. "It was everywhere, it was like snow", she said. "The first I knew was the noise of sirens, helicopters and shouting". "I think everyone felt really helpless because no-one could get to them". A plume of smoke stretched for kilometres over the capital. Assistant Fire Commissioner Dan Daly said:,"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". Read More »

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and N.Ireland's DUP restart

May leaves 10 Downing street in London on Tuesday after a meeting with Foster. This could pave the way for another General Election as Mrs May would be unable to pass any laws through the Commons. Senior EU sources have told the Guardian that if London was firm on talking about a free trade deal before the issues of its divorce bill, citizens rights and the border in Ireland were resolved, then it would be met with a blunt response. Read More »

Sessions: No collusion, no stonewalling, no recall

Mueller III. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two encounters past year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen. Read More »

May seeks help of N. Irish party to form minority government

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats. She believed the pollsters prediction of a Tory majority of 80 to a 100, which would give her a mandate to negotiate as she wanted and have Parliament ratify the terms she came away with. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs west London tower block

Everything in the house is gone", he said. Many people at St. Earlier, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations Stuart Crichton confirmed in a statement that over 50 patients were admitted to five hospitals across London following the incident at the Grenfell Tower. Read More »

Kiren Rijiju: Centre keeping close watch over flood situation in North East

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As many as 350 houses have been submerged since Monday in different parts of the state in the flash floods, state urban development and poverty alleviation minister Zodintluanga said. On Tuesday, over 40 houses were fully damaged in landslides and floods at Bethlehem, Bawngkawn East, Zemabawk North, Zemabawk, Bulia, Tiabung, Changpui in Aizawl district, Dapchhuah in Mamit district and some areas in Siaha district. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs 27-storey building in West London

At least six persons were killed and over 50 were in hospital after a huge fire raged overnight in a west London tower block, police said on Wednesday. "Then two seconds later my neighbour (on fifth floor) called and said, "Get the f*** out the building"!" "That's when I noticed the fire from outside when I looked out the window. Read More »

David Cameron urges May to consult Labour for 'softer' Brexit

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Ratings agency Moody's and Irish Prime Minister-designate Leo Varadkar also said the election made the opportunity of a "Soft Brexit" more likely, but Davis downplayed the chances of Britain staying in the single market. He also suggested that the Scottish Tories led by Ruth Davidson could also add to the pressure on Mrs May to change course. Mr Barnier, a former minister in the French government, said Britons had the right to know the "consequences" of leaving the EU. Read More »

'Significant number of people' unaccounted for after London high-rise fire

A witness described the scene at massive blaze in London tower block. "I saw the fire coming up really fast, because of the cladding", the man said . Others searched for information at makeshift evacuation centers set up at churches and recreation centers. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Read More »

Thieves caught on camera having sex romp in stolen boat

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Mr Coe was shocked and disgusted when he spotted the robbers breaking into the business and climbing into his boat to have sex before robbing it. "As far I could first tell, I thought they had just sort of looked through the boat and taken the charger and a few other things", he said. Read More »

Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 U.S. Under oath Thursday, Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar - Trump responded Friday by saying Comey was a liar. A person close to Mr Trump's legal team has said a complaint would be filed with the Justice Department. Read More »

Dembele scores late victor as France beat England

However, there was much concern for France early in the second half. The England manager also confirmed that he had been experimenting with John Stones in central midfield during the squad's training sessions. Incensed by the decision, France raised their game and left England's three-man defence chasing shadows for the rest of the evening with Stones booked for holding back Mbappe, the only way the tormented English could contain the 18-year-old. Read More »

Brexit: Germany prepared for negotiations with Britain, says Angela Merkel

May and DUP leader Arlene Foster held more than an hour of talks on Tuesday, after which Foster said an agreement, which is expected to be more informal than a coalition, could be done "sooner rather than later". "That's why we're ready to start very quickly". "Until then, I think you continue to plan for a hard Brexit, until you can see evidence of that beginning to shift and change", he told Reuters . Read More »

Massive fire at 27-storey tower block in London, several injured

The blaze was mostly contained around 5 a.m. BST , though smoke reportedly poured from the building for hours after. Large pieces of debris could be seen falling from Grenfell Tower , a 1970s block in the working-class north Kensington area - a short distance from chic Notting Hill . Read More »

Theresa May promises a "government of certainty" with DUP backing

Speaking on German radio, EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger suggested that Brexit talks may have to be delayed after the hung Parliament result. May will also need the support of the socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Senator says Trump should turn over Comey tapes

Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath at the hearing, which occurred a month after Trump fired him on May 9. On Thursday, Comey testified to the Senate that, in a February 14 conversation in the Oval Office, Trump asked Comey to "see your way clear to letting" go of the FBI investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

Sessions Emphatically Denies Russia Claims in Testimony Before Senate Panel

Members of the Senate intelligence committee are expressing confusion over why Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not disclose his conversations with the president. "Mr. Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them". Sessions's recusal came the day after The Post reported the first two meetings, but Sessions said he was already talking with lawyers about whether his Trump campaign work would force him to hand over the ... Read More »

Massive fire at 27-storey apartment in West London

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London Ambulance Service medics specially trained in life-saving medical care in hazardous environments have also been sent to the fire. In a statement posted on Facebook, Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety Dan Daly said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". Read More »